Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden confirmed that he will not advocate for or talk about “law and order” as part of his campaign because he could be “playing into” Trump’s hands if he addresses the issue.
Biden took the odd stance during a campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware on Friday.
Joe Biden has dutifully perpetuated in his approach to the growing violence consuming the nation the principle that all Democrats must take the opposite positions on every issue Trump mentions.
Biden told reporters that Trump’s emphasis on law and order and election security are distracting from “the job he hasn’t done” — though it’s unclear what the more pressing issue is that Trump should be focusing on.
“I’m playing into — we’re playing, the more we talk about — there’s two things he wants us to talk about: ‘Is the election legitimate?’ and, ‘The whole country is up in flames. Everything is burning. Law and order.'” Biden explained.
“Because he doesn’t want to talk about anything. Anything at all,” Biden continued, “about the job he hasn’t done. And, so, it is —it’s a conundrum.”
The Biden campaign is struggling to form a cohesive message regarding the Black Lives Matter Protests and the violence stemming from them. In his Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania appearance earlier this week, Biden said “we have to stand against violence in every form it takes,” before turning around and claiming that issues of violence and law enforcement are a distraction.
Biden’s refusal to take a firm and cohesive stance against riots and violence in American cities isn’t doing him any favors on the campaign trail. His campaign continues to cave to the pressure of the elitist left, and normal Americans are feeling left out.
Biden emerged from his basement this week to make a rare public appearance in Kenosha, Wisconsin, as the town attempts to pick itself back up after nearly a week of violent riots. However, though Biden’s trip appeared to be planned to generate goodwill between Biden and Wisconsinites, his plans fell flat.
Jack Jay, a 28-year-old bartender from Kenosha who originally supported Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in the primary, dismissed Biden’s visit, saying:
It was all mom and pop stores that got destroyed down here. It’s really sad. It’s heartbreaking. We’re trying to find justice, and we all know that the people here are on the right side of the issue. And then to have Trump come in here and be like, ‘OK, I’m here. You can all thank me,’ is one thing. But Biden is just a joke to me. What are you going to do for us?
Jack Chelski, another Kenosha resident, said that Biden’s visit felt insincere. “It just seems like a publicity stunt. You know, I voted for Obama, but what Biden’s doing just seems to be what the Democratic Party is all about nowadays,” said Chelski.
Biden’s attempts to pin the violence and destruction on Trump while offering no real solutions are painfully transparent, even for left-leaning voters. His inability to decide whether he supports law and order or not only compounds the problem.